FC Haskovo 1957 (Bulgarian: ФК Хасково 1957) was a Bulgarian football club based in Haskovo, which last played in the Third Amateur Football League, the third tier of Bulgarian football. Haskovo's home ground is the Haskovo Stadium, which has a capacity of 9,000 spectators. Haskovo have spent a total of 7 seasons in the Bulgarian elite, most recently in the 2014-15 season. Haskovo’s biggest rivals are considered to be clubs from the neighboring provinces and towns, namely OFC Sliven 2000 and Beroe Stara Zagora.
|Full name||Football Club Haskovo 1957|
|League||Not active at senior level|
|2020–21||Third League, 12th|
After the 2020-21 season, FC Haskovo dissolved it’s senior team, remaining active only at youth levels. This was done because FC Izvor Gorski Izvor was moved to Haskovo and this resulted in the creation of FC Sayana Haskovo. Sayana took Haskovo’s place in the Southeast Third League, practically becoming the new main team from the city of Haskovo.
FC Haskovo was an established team in the B PFG, the second division of Bulgarian football, and an almost constant participant in the division for many seasons. It played in A PFG during periods of 1978-1979, 1981–1984, 1990–1991 and 1992-1993. Its greatest success was 8th in 1981-82 season. It also played in the Regional League between 2009-2012. Haskovo made 3 successive promotions and returned to top level 21 years later, in 2014.
Their top flight return proved to be difficult. Haskovo only managed to win two games and draw once in the regular season of the 2014-15 season. All seven points came from home games, with no points earned from away games. This placed Haskovo in last place, in the relegation zone. Surprisingly however, Haskovo managed to beat Ludogorets, the three-time defending champions, with a score of 1-0 at Haskovo stadium. In the second phase, Haskovo were prime candidates to be relegated. They managed to beat Lokomotiv Plovdiv, and fellow strugglers Marek at home, as well as drawing against giants Levski, and Slavia. These efforts were however not enough, as the team only managed to obtain 15 points, meaning they were still 17 points behind Lokomotiv Plovdiv, who were the last team to avoid relegation. Thus, Haskovo along with fellow newcomers Marek, were relegated after only one season in the top flight.
Problems continued for Haskovo, however. The team was supposed to play in B PFG for the 2015-16 season, but they did not obtain a license and decided not to compete. The team disappeared for the next three years, but it was refounded as Haskovo 1957 and started competing in the fourth level of Bulgarian football. The team won the regional A OFG Haskovo league and promoted to the third tier for the 2018-19 season.
Before the start of the 2021-22 season, the club was renamed from FC Haskovo to FC Sayana.
- 8th place 1981–82
- Runners-up: 2013–14
- Semi-finals (1): 1984
- Cup of Amateur Football League in 2005
As of 1 August 2019 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.